ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT MESA
- Thursday, April 14 – Saturday, April 16, 2016
- Skyline Aquatic Center
- Mesa, Arizona (same as Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7 hours)
- Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (12PM/8PM Eastern Standard Time)
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
- Live Results (link will be posted when available)
- Meet Central
On the day before the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Mesa meet begins in Arizona, Swimming’s biggest star Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman sat down for a press conference.
In the interview, Phelps discusses his recovery process, the Under Armour commercial, and his training environment in Arizona.
Phelps also shared that he’s in the best shape he’s been in since 2007 and 2008, where he made history by winning 8 gold medals in Beijing – more than any athlete has ever won in a single Olympics.
He also says that he’s feeling things that he hasn’t felt in years, that in his warmup on Wednesday, he felt like he could really get into his stroke and get warmed up.
He also discusses how different the feeling is in Mesa than each of the last two years, each of which was a comeback meet for Phelps (once from retirement, once from his DUI suspension), and with being able to sleep in his own bed at night and relax.
Phelps is entered in just 3 races in Mesa, which is not far from his new home of Tempe: the 200 free, the 200 fly, and the 200 IM.